Conferences & Events
Egyptian President Makes First Official Visit to Kuwait
Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi (photo) headed on Monday for Kuwait on a two-day official visit, his first since he took office last year, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported.
Egypt Receives 10 Apache Attack Helicopters
Egypt received 10 Apache helicopters from the US on Saturday, security sources said, a sign of easing tensions between the long-time allies confronting Islamist extremism across the region.
Egypt, France Sign €1 Billion Arms Deal
Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi started a European tour on Monday, with Italy as his first destination, followed by the Vatican and France.
Iraq Requests 5-Year Sustainment Package for C-130E/J Fleet
The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for C-130E/J sustainment and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $800 million.
FSMTC: “No Deal to Sell S-300 Air Defense System to Egypt”
The Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC), state body overseeing defense contracts, didn't confirm the signing of a contract to deliver S-300VM air defence systems to Egypt.
Russia Today: “Egypt Received S-300 Missile System”
Russia supplied to Egypt Anti-aircraft system missiles type S-300, a Russian official said on Wednesday.
Fahmy: “Egypt to Acquire Modern Russian Arms”
Egypt is interested in enhancing its cooperation with Russia and plans to purchase modern Russian-made military equipment, the country's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Fahmy (photo) told Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency
Egypt Considering Bigger Role for Military Courts
Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on Security Forces in the area.
Navy Chief: Egypt Keeping Close Eye on Yemen
Egypt is closely following up on conditions in Yemen and is prepared to deal with any eventuality, announced Chief of Naval Forces for the Egyptian Navy Vice Admiral Osama El-Gendy.
Egypt Arrests Cell Recruiting ISIS Fighters
Egyptian Security Forces have arrested four suspected members of a militant cell recruiting fighters for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in Syria.
Egypt President Gives Army Control over Weapons Imports
The Egyptian President has amended a law, giving the country’s Army control over weapons and ammunition imports, the Associated Press reported (AP).
U.S. to Deliver 10 Apache Helicopters to Egypt
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Egyptian Defense Minister Colonel General Sedki Sobhy Saturday to confirm the United States plans to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt to support Cairo's counter- terrorism efforts,
Egypt, Russia Seal $3.5 Billion Arms Deal
Russia and Egypt have reached a preliminary deal for Cairo to buy arms worth $3.5 billion from Moscow, Interfax news agency quoted the Head of a Russian state arms agency as saying on Wednesday.
Arab League Vows All Needed Measures Against ISIS
Arab League Foreign Ministers agreed on Sunday to take all necessary measures to confront Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants and cooperate with all international, regional and national efforts to combat militant groups, Reuters
Egypt Army, Bahrain Firm Win Suez Project
Egypt has chosen a consortium that includes the Egyptian Army and Bahrain-registered engineering firm Dar Al-Handasah Shair and Partners to develop an industrial and logistics hub in the Suez Canal area.
Russia, Egypt to Expand Military Cooperation
Russia and Egypt have agreed to expand military cooperation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
ILA/Berlin Air Show
24 - 29
Berlin - Germany
07 - 10
Amman - Jordan
UAE Future Civil Defense Conference
07 - 08
Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
11 - 15
Paris - France
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